Type: Donor Advised
This fund was established in memory of Zach by his family to support youth leadership opportunities in Hancock County, in particular the ECLIPSe program.
Zach was known by all as a caring and giving individual. He was extremely bright and never hesitated to help his classmates. Always surrounded by friends, Zach loved to dance for fun and even had a special dance he made up they called the “jig”.
Zach enjoyed volunteering to help others and was a member of ECLIPSe (4 years), Hancock Youth Leadership (Class of 2007/08) and the Liberty Benton Z-Club service organization. He was chosen to serve as a Hancock County schools representative for the 2005 100 Best Communities celebration in Washington DC.
Zach also enjoyed sports and was a two-year member of the boys basketball team (including the 2007 OHSAA Boys State Runner-Up Team) and a three-year member of the boys soccer team. He was a member of the Spanish Club, Treasurer of the Class of 2009 (3 years), and a member of St. Michaels’ Parish and the Life Teen Group.
A junior at Liberty Benton High School, Zach was a 4.0 student and was inducted posthumously into the Hancock County National Honor Society.